Oxford University Press (2008)

Kathrin Koslicki
Université de Neuchâtel
The objects we encounter in ordinary life and scientific practice - cars, trees, people, houses, molecules, galaxies, and the like - have long been a fruitful source of perplexity for metaphysicians. The Structure of Objects gives an original analysis of those material objects to which we take ourselves to be committed in our ordinary, scientifically informed discourse. Koslicki focuses on material objects in particular, or, as metaphysicians like to call them "concrete particulars", i.e., objects which occupy a single region of space-time at each time at which they exist and which have a certain range of properties that go along with space-occupancy, such as weight, shape, color, texture, and temperature. The Structure of Objects focuses in particular on the question of how the parts of such objects, assuming that they have parts, are related to the wholes which they compose.
Keywords Material objects  Mereological composition  Parthood  Hylomorphism  Unity
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Call number BD336.K67 2008
ISBN(s) 9780199539895   0199539898   0199267766   9780199267767   9780199592517   0199592519
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